These shoes were made for nordic walking
Sarah Bowen Shea
Shoe companies are jumping on the burgeoning fitness trend of Nordic walking, debuting sport-specific shoes this past summer. The shoes are designed to provide more stability for the middle of the foot, while also allowing for the forefoot flexibility needed by Nordic walkers who push off their toes. Timberland offers three versions of the Iduion ($90-$110; timberland.com), including a waterproof version and two laceless models for a sleek, sophisticated look. Asics’ GEL-Nordic ($100; asics america.com) is also waterproof, and has gel-filled cushioning pads under the heel and forefoot and durable lugged soles.–S.B.S.
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